A Tiny Miracle.... McKinney Texas Newborn Photography

A new baby captures your heart the instant you find out he is coming and the moment he arrives is indescribable.  This little guy arrived with a lot of prayers lifting him up.  Miraculously, his heart was able to be fixed with one surgery instead of the anticipated three.  Now he is a happy healthy baby.  The power of prayer is undeniable.  Of course, we can't forget the amazing technology and skills of the doctors at Children's.  Although my memories of that hospital are sad and painful, I now have something to smile about when I see their logo.  There are things in this world that we will not understand until we are standing face to face with Jesus, but I am thankful that I can rest in the knowledge of His everlasting love and the comfort of a peace that only He can give.

Innocent Wonder ~ i heart faces Dallas Tx Child Photography

I just love the theme of this weeks challenge.  Although there were a couple of big eyed little girls looking innocently at the camera that were quite captivating, I had to go with this one.  It is such a special moment that happened right in front of my camera.  Big brother, lovingly taking the hand of his new sister...baby sister watching her brother with such love and joy in her eyes.  This is without a doubt one of my favorites!

Disney World!

I had absolutley no idea, when I started planning our Disney trip, how much work would be involved.   Meals have to be booked far in advance and how do you choose where to eat when you have never been there before?  If you are eating in the park, then you have to know what park you will visit on which day in order to make the dinner reservation. Plus, I was planning for multiple families, so it was easy to second guess my choices.   There are books and websites dedicated to helping you make the best decisions, but be prepared to read read read!  Once we landed in Florida, though, I decided to quite stressing over details.  We got up when we were ready to get up, skipped the lines that were too long to stand in, and didn't make it back to the hotel once for a nap.  And do you know what????  Everyone had a wonderful time.  The girls loved all the characters, the food was much better than I expected, and although our feet were tired, the walking and waiting in line wasn't bad at all.  I do wish we would have been able to stay a few more days and had stayed at the hotel and rested on day 4, but other than that, I wouldn't change much at all.  I am thankful that my brother and his family and my mom were able to join us.  It can be hard to share your "family" vacation, especially since we don't take them very often, but it was so nice spending time together.  Although Elyssa only sees her cousin once  every couple of years, they really seem to enjoy each other's company and I love watching how they interact with each other.  Elaina took right to Baby Jay and even gave him her own little nickname.  This was a fantastic vacation and was worth every bit of the planning.

For those of you wondering, I didn't take my "good" camera.  I just didn't want to have to worry about lugging it around or keeping an eye on it.  So, I bought a Canon Powershot S95 off of Craigslist.  It is small enough for the little cell phone pocket on my little purse.  I wish I had had more time to learn to use all the features before we left, but it is obviously a great little point and shoot.  I am suppose to sell it now that we are back home, but that is going to be easier said than done. :)

Catching up....Smiley

They say newborns don't smile, but this little one sure did!

Catching up....Another Sweet Baby Girl ~ Frisco, TX Newborn Photography

Catching up....Weaver Family

Another gorgeous family that I met last fall.  This session was so much fun.  I wish I had time to share more images from their session.  It doesn't get much better than chubby baby legs and long ringlett curls!

Catching up....Sweet Baby ~ Frisco, TX Newborn Photography

This sweet girl was so wide eyed most of the session, but what gorgeous eyes they are!  Mom and dad's hard work paid off, though, because we got some gorgeous sleepy baby pictures, too.

Winter Wonderland ~ i heart faces

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Smile ~ i heart faces Frisco McKinney Tx Child Photography

This one speaks for itself!  I can't wait to share some "smile" pictures of my girls after our trip to Disney World!!!

Catching up....Turning 1 ~ Frisco, TX Child Photographer

I loved watching the interaction between this little one and her mom.  Isn't she adorable?


Catching up....A Horse and His Boy

This session was absolutely worth the drive to Weatherford! 

Here is the Mini Accordion Album that I designed at mom's request.  I wish I would have taken pictures of the actual product.  The leatherette cover was the perfect compliment for the colors.  I loved how they turned out!

Catching up....The Helton Family

Wow...I looked back and realized just how many sessions never made it to my blog. It may take a while, but I am going to try and go back and share at least a few images from each session. I have such wonderful clients and has so many fabulous sessions the past few months. 2010 was an amazing year for my photography. Through a lot of reading and discussing, my ability as a photographer grew tremendously and as it did, so did my client list! Being a stay at home mom to a busy toddler, volunteering at church and school, and the holiday rush really took its toll on my organization skills. Thank goodness for the ease of facebook, which at least allowed me to give everyone a bit of a sneak peek from their session!

Ok...now I am just babbling. On to this gorgeous family. Ben and Kristen are two of my dearest friends from college. Although I don't see them near often enough, I was truly honored when they asked me to come down for some family pictures. After a fun filled session, our girls played while we spent a little time catching up. If you are ever in Weatherford, TX you should check out Lifestone Church. Ben is the lead pastor and has a gift for teaching along with an incredible heart for God and people. You won't be disappointed.

Best Face ~ i heart faces Frisco McKinney Tx Child Photography

Wow...this week was amazingly tough.  How do I pick one face when I have two daughters?  I love both of their beautiful faces!  After way too much thought, I finally picked one.  My youngest has been so hard to photograph lately.  She has just started the "fake smile when the camera is out phase", that is if she will look at the camera at all.  Haha!  In this picture, though, I managed to capture that sparkle she has, the way she just lights up when she gets excited.  This is the face that can warm even the hardest heart.  It is this face that keeps me from staying completely frustrated with my very independent and so completely hard headed almost three year old baby girl.